2013 NAQC Webinar Series!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
2004, NAQC has used conference call and webinar technology to offer members and
partners an opportunity to dialogue with colleagues and experts from across North
America on critical quitline-related topics. Each webinar serves as a vehicle
to encourage dialogue on promising and better practices, new research findings,
and implementation successes and challenges in order to improve quality,
increase understanding of the evidence base, and ensure maximized access, use
and effectiveness of quitline services.
We invite you to take a look at the first two 2013 NAQC Webinar topics below.
Webinar topics in 2013 will continue to focus primarily on the impacts of healthcare
reform, national promotion efforts (including graphic health warning labels and
media campaigns), and emerging technologies on our work – as a quitline
community and as
members of the broader tobacco control community.
Webinars are 1.5 hours long and hosted on one Wednesday each month.
Please email Tamatha
Thomas-Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org
should you have any questions or concerns related to the webinar series. We
look forward to your participation!
January 16, 2013
12:30 – 2PM ET
Quitline Cost Sharing Models:
New Research to Inform Our Practice
Public-private cost sharing partnerships provide states with a way to increase
reach without increasing their financial costs to operate quitline services.
Such partnerships distribute costs between state tobacco programs and private
payers such as health insurance companies, employer groups and unions.
Additionally, as more states engage in cost-sharing partnerships, it is
essential to compile information to help inform national and state efforts.
In this webinar, Julie Rainey and Vanessa Klisch from Professional Data
Analysts, Inc. (PDA) will share their recent research findings on existing
cost-sharing models discovered through a series of interviews with state
quitline administrators and service providers and present considerations for
states employing different models. Jessie Saul, NAQC’s Director of Research,
will introduce new NAQC Annual Survey of Quitlines questions based on the
cost-sharing typology developed by PDA in order to capture a broader view of
these efforts and discuss ways that findings might be used to track progress
and improve practice.
February 13, 2013
12:30 – 2PM ET
Integrating Chronic Disease
Management into Quitline Services*** STILL LOOKING FOR
PRESENTERS!!! Contact Tamatha at email@example.com.
Several years ago, NAQC conducted an informal survey of quitline funders to
highlight the growing linkages between quitlines and chronic disease programs.
This webinar will feature examples of quitlines that have integrated
interventions into their service offerings and highlight their measured impact
and lessons learned.